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  • JMuseum
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 58
    • Weber Genesis, WSM... I will grill about anything.
      Also I know I cannot spell

    Suckling Pig Pork Companies

    Hello!

    I am trying to buy a suckling pig, 20-25lb.

    I have found two places:

    D'artagnan - a well known company who seems to stand by their product... 21-30lb pig for $314 (with coupon)

    https://www.dartagnan.com/suckling-p...PIGS004-1.html


    Stryker Farm - never heard of them before, but get good reviews and seems like they have happy pigs 20-25lb pig $238

    https://www.strykerfarm.com/#/

    Which do you choose?

    Thank you,

    Jacob
  • ComfortablyNumb
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 3445
    • Northeast Washington
    • KBQ C-60
      PK360
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermopop
      Thermoworks Dot

    #2
    Check Craigslist or www.localharvest.org and find a local hog breeder. I'll wager you could cut the price in half, or more if you can do the slaughter, and know what it was fed and where it was raised.

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    • shify
      Club Member
      • Jun 2017
      • 516
      • Westchester County, NY

      #3
      Not sure where you live, but I bet with some google searching you can find a fairly local farm that has good pork products. I’ve done a pig roast the last few years (except this year.. damn COVID) and doing the same thing I found a great local farm that raises pigs among other animals, has a in house butcher and can pretty much any size you need. I call a few weeks ahead, order the size I want and specify how I want it butchered (I.e., butterflied or regular). Turns out they also supply some local restaurants and a craft brewery around here that also gives the farm their spent grains as feed for the pig.

      if you happen to be in Westchester County, NY the farm is Hemlock Hills

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      • Jfrosty27
        Club Member
        • Mar 2020
        • 1173
        • Muskego, WI
        • Current cookers:
          Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
          Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
          Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
          Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
          Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
          Weber Smokey Joe
          SnS Deluxe
          Vortex
          The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
          Blackstone 17" griddle
          Joule Sous Vide circulator

          Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
          Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

        #4
        I guess I’m lucky. I have a local butcher just 6 miles from me that will sell you the pig and rent you the rig to cook it. Having said that I must admit I have never done it. I guess it may be time that I do! AR inspiration!

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        • JGo37
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 1579
          • the LOU
          • Cookers:

            22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
            CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
            Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
            Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
            Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

            Accessories:

            Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
            BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
            Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
            Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
            Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
            OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
            Smokenator
            Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
            SnS
            Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

            My Helpers:

            Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
            Instant Pot 6Q Duo
            Nesco Tabletop Roaster
            & the PIT!

          #5
          A couple houses down I've a neighbor that always has 8 - 10 piglets penned and growing. I'm really lucky - he hasn't missed one yet, or at least hasn't filed charges.

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          • zero_credit
            Club Member
            • Mar 2020
            • 493
            • Near Chicago, IL
            • Current Pride and Joy:

              Masterbuilt Gravity 560

              Joule

              Old (sold) Loves:

              PBC
              Weber 22" Premium

              Thermometers:

              Inkbird
              Thermoworks POP

              Preferred Charcoal:

              B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

            #6
            I would love to do this too but I am the only guy who would eat it. I guess I should find a hungry neighbor to split the cost.

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